Doug Marquand

Del Oro eyeing huge upgrades

A private, anonymous donation may allow Del Oro High School to afford comprehensive upgrades to its football stadium, but school officials don’t want to elaborate until the d ...

Districtwide solar power on the horizon for Placer Union

Construction is expected to begin in a matter of weeks on solar panel mounts at all of Placer Union High School District’s sites, which officials will discuss in a board of t ...

Freezing temperatures to linger in Auburn, foothills

A string of sub-freezing nights in Auburn and the foothills will continue through Thursday, the National Weather Service is forecasting. Temperatures are expected to slowly move u ...

Auburn schools to receive public input on how to spend new funding dollars

When California’s new school funding formula passed in June, local educators said it would be months before they’d know exactly how big of a funding boost it was or how ...

Placer Union banks on solar power

According to preliminary estimates, Placer Union High School District could save more than $17 million over the next 25 years through an agreement to buy solar power from Energy Sa ...

Schools stand to benefit from new state funding formula

Sealed by the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown last week, California’s 2013-14 budget officially established a new statewide education funding formula that went into effect on M ...

Tdap documents all in, district says

With the threat of middle and high school students being sent home from school without a specific vaccination, local officials say they are not having problems with their students. ...

High school district facing millions in cuts

The Placer Union High School District is facing a potential $4.5 million in cuts over the next three years. Like the Auburn Union School District, the high school district’s pot ...

Business loss, layoffs worry employees

Recent layoffs, loss of business and noontime board meetings have some employees of Mid-Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency concerned. “There are layoffs – that’s no ...

Another View: Hillmen Pride richly deserved

Placer High Principal Peter Efstathiu gave the following speech during the Class of 2010 graduation: Parents, families, students and Placer staff, welcome to the 111th graduation ...